How Americans are viewing satirical news versus traditional news

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A University of Denver student viewing John Oliver’s show for the first time

For decades, news has been created and reported in a very similar fashion all around the world. It has been very effective and informational, but in more recent years people have begun to take satirical news a little more seriously. Although it is still considered “fake news,” there are millions of viewers who take it very seriously.

Satirical news has been on television since about the 1960’s and was mostly aired in Britain. NBC picked up the trend when the started creating shows like Saturday Night Live and Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. Comedy Central has been the most successful when it comes to creating “fake news.” Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report, had a very successful 9 year run. The Daily Show with John Stewart also one of the most prominent “fake news” shows in the United States. According to the 2004 National Annenberg Election Survey those who viewed the Daily Show regularly were better informed than those who relied on only traditional news outlets.

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Harriet Tubman has the nation inverted over the twenty-dollar bill’s new facelift

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[Photo taken by Zoe Roswold]

Shocking news that Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the 20-dollar bill has recently been circulating the nation. This news seemed to come out of nowhere.

“When I found an article on Facebook about it, I had to continue reading because I didn’t believe it was a real article,” said Meghan Angley, a Junior and MFJS major here at DU. Continue reading

Janelle Hyatt’s experiences working as a sales manager at Mount Snow ski resort

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Janelle Hyatt is the sales manager for Mount Snow’s food and beverage, corporate events and weddings

Janelle Hyatt, 24, is a New England native that enjoys working at one of her favorite ski resorts, Mount Snow. She originally got into the industry by first helping her mom plan weddings and events. Since she was already so interested and experienced in this field of work, she received her bachelors in hospitality/associates in travel and tourism.
While working at Mount Snow, Janelle oversees and coordinates events for groups or corporations on the hotel grounds and even around New England.
According to Janelle, “Handling these types of events can be very stressful and requires a lot of flexibility.”

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Exclusive on Mirai Nagasu, American figure skating legend

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Mirai Nagasu posing in her starting position before her short program at Four Continents this past season. [Photo taken by Robin Ritoss]

Mirai Nagasu, the American figure skater from San Diego, CA, started her career a tad bit earlier than the traditional pin-pusher. May 17, 2016 marked my interview with the talent, which took place at South Suburban Ice Rink in Centennial, CO.

It was a special trip for Nagasu who lives in the Springs where she trains with one of the best coaches in the business Tom Zakrajsek at the World Arena. Continue reading

Jason Evert preaches the gospel of chastity

Nearly 135 eager students of the University of Denver crowded Lindsey Auditorium late Wednesday night as they waited to hear speaker Jason Evert reveal “life changing” words. The title of last night’s speech was How to Save Your Marriage Before You Meet Your Spouse. Accompanying Evert on stage were stacks of books titled Pure Womanhood and Porn Detox. A rewound and devout Catholic, Evert spreads the gospel of chastity to today’s youth, specifically targeting high school and college students. Continue reading

Italy still searching for identity

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Italian Geographer Davide Papotti

On Tuesday May 10, 2016, world-renowned geographer and professor, Davide Papotti, delivered an insightful speech regarding Italian identity. The crowd of Italian students, professors from the language department, and the University of Denver administration listened actively, as Papotti discussed how Italian geography complicates both identity and politics in the country.

Drawing the crowd in right off the bat, Papotti began with a joke about Germany and the Soviet Union, which put a comfort level across the audiences of all different ages. His low-pitch, heavy Italian accent, which he constantly poked fun of throughout the speech, made people listen closely and enthusiastically. Continue reading

Sheppard’s hat trick not enough to oust Top Cheddar in 4-3 loss

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University of Denver’s Daniel Ritchie Center

In a highly anticipated 9 o’clock Tuesday night intramural hockey match up, team Slow Dump in the Corner, sitting at an 0-4 record, looked to gain some confidence before heading into the playoffs. Despite the hard fought comeback effort on May 2nd, they would come up just short to the well-established 3-1 Top Cheddar team.

While athletes do not typically have fan bases in intramural sports, that was not the case between these two teams, as a crowd of 60 students yelled at the top of their lungs in support of their friends. “We have a little friendly rivalry against these guys, so it’s always a game we look forward to on the IM calendar,” said Top Cheddar Junior, Griffin Olson. “A lot of our friends show up, and it’s fun feeding off the energy of the crowd.” This energy would be needed for a struggling Slow Dump in the Corner team who has not matched up well in its division thus far. Continue reading

Denver lacrosse continues its success against Providence

With Denver’s big win against Providence, they will now advance to the Big East final. The final score was 17-8 but the game felt closer than that.

Denver’s top players were Zach Miller (three goals, three assists) Jack Bobzien (one goal and five assists) and Connor Cannizzaro (four goals).

Denver started out quite strong in the first quarter but then Providence fought back to cut Denver’s lead to 3-2. The face-offs that Trevor Baptiste took really helped Denver take over the game in the second quarter. He is one of the quickest and most effective face-off man in the country.

The highlight of the game was Zach Miller’s hat trick that gave the Pioneer’s an extra boost of energy. For Zach’s third goal he split dodge his defender and ripped at shot the goalie could barley see. Providence’s goalkeeper, Tate Boyce is also one of the best in the country but didn’t stand a chance against Denver’s top players.

The fans at Peter Barton lacrosse stadium were hyped from beginning to end. Before the game Jack Tinkham said, “I IMG_2534.JPGthink DU has awesome chance of making it all the way again and I’m excited lacrosse is becoming more popular in the West.”

Denver eventually pulled away in the third quarter to make the score 14-5. After seeing what DU lacrosse can do in the last few weeks, it might be safe to say they are favored to win the championship game this year.

At the end of the game, DU outscored Providence a whopping 17-8 to move on to the next round. images